Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Celebrate Israel!

Eat! Dance! Celebrate!


Join Keshet Dance Company, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, and the JCC for a performance featuring Israeli dancer Bar Roggel commemorating Israel’s 64th birthday!

Bar Roggel
In April 2012, Keshet will begin a cultural exchange program integrating Albuquerque’s Sister Cities relationship with Rehovot, Israel. 

The exchange will bring Israeli dancer and choreographer Bar Roggel to Keshet for three weeks in April to work with Keshet Repertory Dancers and the greater Albuquerque community.

Continuing the exchange, Keshet will send one dancer and Artistic Director Shira Greenberg to Rehovot for three weeks to facilitate master classes, collaborate to create new choreography, and explore new outreach opportunities.
Shira Greenberg

Roggel was born in Jerusalem, and has been living in Rehovot since age 11. Bar is a graduate of the dance department at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. She has studied at The Israel Ballet and the San Francisco Academy of Ballet, and participated in the Batsheva Excellence Project. 

From 2008-2012, Bar served in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) International Cooperation Unit.
She is currently an independent dancer and choreographer.

Roggel will create a new work in collaboration with Keshet dancers to be performed at Moving People Dance Centre in Santa Fe on April 24, and in a Yom Ha’atzma’ut Celebration at Sandia Prep High School in Albuquerque on April 26.

You can read more about Bar Roggel, her New Mexico itinerary, and international work at Keshet this spring here.

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